Aaron Hernandez's fiancee: Discarded box smelled like weed

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Posted: Mar 30, 2015 2:52 PM
Aaron Hernandez's fiancee: Discarded box smelled like weed

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The fiancee of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has testified in his murder trial that a box he asked her to get rid of smelled skunky and she thought it contained marijuana.

Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancee's sister.

Shayanna Jenkins testified Monday that Hernandez told her the day after Lloyd's body was found that it was important to get rid of the box. Prosecutors have previously suggested it might have held the murder weapon, which was never found.

Jenkins says she didn't look inside or ask Hernandez what was in it before throwing it away in a "random dumpster."

But on questioning from Hernandez's lawyer, she said for the first time that it smelled like marijuana.